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Woodruff ready to lead Bulldogs vs. Rebels

Posted 4/9/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- For the past two months, Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen has been telling anybody who will listen that Brandon Woodruff will pitch in critical games this season. In terms of Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) and emotionally charged atmospheres, things don't get any more critical than No. 21 MSU's game at 6:30 tonight against the No. 23 University of Mississippi in the annual Governors Cup matchup at Trustmark Park in Pearl.

 

 

MSU wants defensive linemen to create havoc

Posted 4/9/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Preston Smith smiles when he sees the double teams and cut blocks running backs deliver against defensive end counterpart Denico Autry.

 

 

Full slate of activities, events set for Grove Bowl week

Posted 4/9/2013 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The festivities of BancorpSouth Grove Bowl Week 2013 begin Wednesday and will culminate with a jam-packed Saturday surrounding the BancorpSouth Grove Bowl (#BXSGroveBowl), which kicks off at 1 p.m. and is free to the public.

 

 

Alabama, Ole Miss continue preparations for spring games

Posted 4/9/2013 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama football team practiced for two hours in full pads on Monday at the Thomas Drew Practice Fields, marking the ninth practice of the spring.

 

 

New Ole Miss coach Insell hires assistants

Posted 4/9/2013 in College Sports

OXFORD -- New University of Mississippi women's basketball coach Matt Insell announced Monday the addition of assistant coaches Alex Fuller and Todd Schaefer to his staff.

 

 

MSU men's golf team in first after day one at Ole Waverly

Posted 4/9/2013 in College Sports

WEST POINT -- Paced by four scorecards in the top 20, the Mississippi State University men's golf team overtook the University of Alabama at Birmingham on the final hole to claim first place after the opening day of the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship.

 

 

Florida uses big fifth inning to beat MSU, avoid sweep

Posted 4/8/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Just about everything that could go wrong in the fifth inning for the Mississippi State University baseball program did Sunday. MSU, which was trying for its first sweep of the University of Florida since 1989, gave up a season-high eight runs in the fifth frame in an 8-3 loss at Dudy Noble Field.

 

 

Pollorena, Graveman prove too much for Florida to handle

Posted 4/6/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- At first glance, Mississippi State University pitchers Kendall Graveman and Luis Pollorena wouldn't be seen as similar at all.

 

 

Russell makes strides in MSU football scrimmage

Posted 4/6/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The first spring scrimmage proved what receivers Mississippi State University quarterback Tyler Russell can trust.

 

 

Mullen will use first scrimmage at quiz

Posted 4/5/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen plans to conduct his team's first scrimmage of the spring at noon Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium as a quiz of his playbook.

 

 

Florida-MSU will renew heated rivalry this weekend

Posted 4/5/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The baseball programs at Mississippi State University and the University of Florida don't get along on or off the field. What started as an intense rivalry between the Southeastern Conference rivals has escalated in the past couple of years into a war of words following actions both sides have taken objection to.

 

 

Gordon excited about building MSU into winner

Posted 4/5/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Aaron Gordon has a vision of what the final product will look like. All the new Mississippi State University women's soccer coach has to do is look back on his time with head coach Tom Stone and see what the fruits of his labors can produce. In six seasons at Texas Tech University, Gordon played an integral role in transforming a program that won more games overall (60) and in the Big 12 Conference (23) than it had in the previous nine years.

 

 

Spears excited about decision to go to MSU

Posted 4/4/2013 in College Sports

The Mississippi State University women's basketball team's victory against then-No. 11 University of Georgia on Feb. 28 served notice at the national level that Vic Schaefer's team was capable of big things. Jazmine Spears was one of the 1,350 at Humphrey Coliseum to watch MSU's 50-38 victory on Feb. 28, its first against a ranked team since the 2010 season.

 

 

Chappelle hopes to make impact at receiver for MSU

Posted 4/4/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- After losing its top four pass catchers from last season, the Mississippi State University football team is looking for wide receivers who can contribute. Enter Jeremey Chappelle.

 

 

Weather forces Ole Miss, Alabama inside for spring practices

Posted 4/4/2013 in College Sports

OXFORD -- A rainy spring day in Oxford drove the University of Mississippi football team into its Indoor Practice Facility for most of its practices Wednesday morning.

 

 

Collins wants MSU defense to bring mayhem, havoc

Posted 4/3/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Geoff Collins wants his Mississippi State University defense to create more havoc and mayhem. Those are new words the Bulldogs' new defensive coordinator will value as he tries to develop a unit that is capable of attacking.

 

 

Rea's single lifts MSU baseball team

Posted 4/3/2013 in College Sports

MOBILE, Ala. -- The Mississippi State University baseball team found its rhythm again Tuesday night. MSU capped its road swing full of some near-misses with a hard-fought 6-4 victory against the University of South Alabama at Stanky Field.

 

 

Defensive backs drawing attention at Dogs' camp

Posted 4/1/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Deshea Townsend says he hasn't worn or shown his new Mississippi State University defensive backs either of his two Super Bowl rings as a NFL player.

 

 

Bulldogs ready for return of healthy Lindgren

Posted 4/1/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State sophomore left-handed pitcher Jacob Lindgren could be on the disabled list this weekend when the Bulldogs host the University of Florida.

 

 

Balis helping to keep MSU healthy

Posted 4/1/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- In the violent sport of college football, the Mississippi State University football training staff doesn't think it is fighting a losing battle. With proper nutrition, weight training, and education, the trainers feel the Bulldogs could have a healthy season.

 

 

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